Writing of the Week The Gecko. This short description from Jenny Neil in our Tuesday meet up, OMG! (Our Memoir Group). It's stimulating as much for the illustration as for the succinct and observant writing, which Jenny is happy to share with SSOA members and readers.
If any of Grendell Montague's readers had met him in the street, they might have been rather alarmed. Or, most likely, not have had a clue that they had just brushed past their all-time favourite author.
OMG! (Our Memoir Group) responded positively to a creative writing prompt to stir the imagination, a poster of an Afghan man seen on the outside wall of Berkelouw's bookshop in Paddington recently.
A short scene by author Peter Stankovic, inspired by the writing prompt of a painting of a boat, and possibly some recent political developments...
Stand at Circular Quay just in front of First Fleet Park and survey your surroundings on a beautiful autumn day in Sydney. It’s unusually balmy for this time of year and the crowds are enjoying the weather before the rigours of winter set in.
Being without our regular leader, the Friday Writers Group took a subversive stance recently, using the prompt: While the cat’s away, the mice will play.
Do we, as writers, have a sense of purpose? Do our characters have a sense of purpose? Drawing from the story of author Geetha Waters, whose memoir writing invoked a new sense of purpose, the Friday Writers’ Group took "purpose" as their writing prompt.
Striving for perfection is something that many artists do: whether writers, painters, sculptors or any form of creative arts. Yeats’ ‘Under Ben Bulben’ spoke of the ‘profane perfection of mankind’ being the purpose of the artist. Perfection made an interesting theme for the writing task at Friday Writers’ Group, resulting …
The erotic is a personal but often significant part of the human experience. Many writers over the centuries have tackled the subject of human sensuality in prose and verse, often under pseudonyms. Anaïs Nin is known as one of the finest writers of erotic content. Some of her original works were not intended to be […]
Creative Writing? All this & more from writing with Sydney Writers Circle! A reminder that through the auspices of SSOA (Sydney School of Arts & Humanities), Sydney Writers Circle has 3 Meetup groups focussed on creative writing groups. These 3 Meetup groups are up & running now, as well as our long-established memoir writing group. …